GKN Aerospace has signed a three year contract
extension worth over US$175 million, covering the technical
product support, maintenance and parts supply for the Gripen RM12
Engines used in Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic and Thailand.
The Performance Based Logistics (PBL)
agreement, with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV)
extends the company’s existing work on this programme until 2020.
GKN Aerospace has been a supplier of fighter
engines to the Swedish Armed forces since 1930.
Since 2010 the company has committed to guarantee full availability of the RM12
engines and GKN Aerospace is the type certificate holder of the
engine in Sweden.
The RM12 engine fleet has so far completed
approximately 250,000 flight hours without any engine related
serious incidents for the Gripen fighter aircraft.
product support, maintenance, and parts supply will continue to be
performed at GKN Aerospace’s facility in Trollhattan, Sweden.
Mike McCann, CEO GKN Aerospace Engine Systems,
said, “GKN Aerospace is proud of our long-term support for
Swedish Fighter aircraft and we appreciate that the FMV has
extended the RM12 PBL-contract. GKN is looking forward to
continuing to work together with the Swedish Armed Forces and the
FMV and to further develop our relationship. We recognize and
appreciate the continued confidence that the FMV has demonstrated
in our team in placing this contract extension with us.”
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